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English actor Matthew Goode is known for his roles opposite Mandy Moore in Chasing Liberty, in Woody Allen’s Match Point and the epic graphic-novel adaptation Watchmen. Other notable roles include the Evelyn Waugh adaptation Brideshead Revisited, Leap Year, Imagine Me and You, and A Single Man, opposite his friend Colin Firth. In STOKER, from acclaimed director Park Chan-wook, Goode plays Charlie Stoker, uncle to central character, India (Mia Wasikowska), and brother-in-law to Evie (Nicole Kidman)…

Director Park reveals that he gifted Mia a jaguar statue. Did you get anything nice?
He gave me the part. That was the best present! And yes, he did he gave me a gift — an amazing green tea. He and his wife gave me these six or seven boxes of this green tea with this lovely little teapot. Fantastic. I like it a lot. It certainly has anti-oxidant stamp on it.

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Posted by fay on July 2nd, 2013 under Articles with 0 Comments

Benedict Cumberbatch and Matthew Goode, who will star in the film The Imitation Game. Keira Knightley is in negotiations to play the female lead but hasn’t signed yet. 

Cumberbatch will portray Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who helped to crack the Germans’ Enigma code, with Goode as fellow code-breaker Hugh Alexander.

The role earmarked for Keira is that of Joan  Clarke, who was also part of the top-secret team at Bletchley Park.

Graham Moore’s script is based on Andrew Hodges’s book about Turing, and explores how he told Clarke of his homosexuality — but she still wanted to marry him (they never did).

It also tells of how Turing was prosecuted for what were then illegal sex acts and no one came to help  him during a humiliating court case.

Source: Daily Mail

Posted by fay on June 18th, 2013 under Articles with 0 Comments

Paul Bettany and Matthew Goode have come aboard writer/director Tom Shankland’s Naval carrier actioner “Destroyer”.

Set on a Battleship, the film tells the true story of Navy Captain David Hart Dyke and his crew as they’re led into the tense, unpredictable path of war. Nineteen men lost their lives when the Portsmouth-based destroyer was attacked by Argentine aircraft on May 25, 1982.

The film, based on Dyke’s memoirs, will chronicle the amazing, heart-wrenching tale of just one of the forty ships on patrol in the Falklands at the time.

Bettany (“Priest”, “A Beautiful Mind”) and Goode (“Burning Man”, “Watchmen”) will lead an immerse soon-to-be announced ensemble, we’re told.

Posted by fay on October 18th, 2012 under Articles with 0 Comments

MyAnna Buring and Matthew Goode are to star in a new drama for ITV1.

The Poison Tree will follow Karen Clarke (Buring), a haunted woman who goes to extraordinary lengths to protect her family.

After encountering the glamorous Biba (Ophelia Lovibond) and her handsome brother Rex (Watchmen actor Goode), Karen is drawn into their “tragic family history” and their “long summer of love” soon becomes a “nightmare”.

The two-part drama – based on the novel by Erin Kelly – has been written by Emilia di Girolamo (Law & Order: UK).

“We are delighted to be working with STV and Emilia di Girolamo on this intriguing and emotional thriller,” said ITV’s Steve November. “Erin Kelly’s novel is rich and absorbing and is perfectly suited to ITV.”

Margaret Enefer – Head of Drama for STV Productions – added: “We are thrilled to be bringing this dark and bewitching psychological thriller to life on screen for ITV1. We’re certain it will grip viewers from start to finish.”

The Poison Tree will enter production this summer and will air on ITV1 later this year.


Posted by fay on August 5th, 2012 under Articles, Projects with 0 Comments

Fox Searchlight has locked down a March 1, 2013 release for Park Chan-wook’s english-language debut, Stoker, his vampire tale penned by Ted Foulke (aka Wentworth Miller).

Miller also stars alongside Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Phyllis Somerville and Dermot Mulroney.

After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

This is the first in a planned trilogy. Park Chan-wook is the Korean master of genre cinema having directed Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengenace and Lady Vengeance, along with Thirst and JSA.


Posted by fay on July 18th, 2012 under Articles with 0 Comments

Good news on a project we’ve been following since last fall… glad to know that it’s moving full-speed ahead, as I’ve learned this afternoon that it’s locked up its starring cast which includes: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (in photo above-right), Miranda Richardson, Tom WilkinsonSarah GadonSam Claflin, and Matthew Goode; all have signed up to star in British actor/writer/director/producer Amma Asante’s (in photo above-left) period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl titled Belle, from a script which she co-wrote.

Mbatha-Raw will of course play the lead role, Belle.

The project, which was developed and supported by the British Film Institute, is one of many being shopped to buyers at Cannes.

A quick recap… the story takes place in the 1780s, and follows a mixed-race girl, adopted into an aristocratic family, who faces class and color prejudices. As she blossoms into a young woman, she develops a relationship with a vicar’s son who is an advocate for slave emancipation.

The project, budgeted at £6.5 million ($10.1 million), is scheduled to begin production this summer.

The film is actually based on a true story – specifically, the true story of Dido Belle, a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th-century England.

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Posted by fay on May 16th, 2012 under Articles with 0 Comments

The actor Matthew Goode, 34, who played Colin Firth’s lover in A Single Man and Charles Ryder in the movie remake of Brideshead Revisted, often gets lost in the shuffle.

“I’m not so well known in the UK, as I started out my career in America,” he says. But this is all about to change as he replaces his former co-star Firth to star alongside Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska in the upcoming psychological horror film Stoker. He has also just finished filming Stephen Poliakoff’s first ever TV series, Dancing on the Edge, due out later this year.

Goode is remarkably low key about his career. He was apparently up against all sorts of actors, including Michael Fassbender, for the role of the creepy uncle in Stoker, who gets caught in a bizarre love triangle with an unstable mother (Kidman) and her teenage daughter (Wasikowska).

“Colin’s work schedule was too busy. He was very sweet about it and said, ‘I wish I could be doing it myself, but I’m glad you are taking it on’,” says Goode. “I was slightly terrified, as Nicole is a huge star. Not that I’d heard any horror stories. But she was absolutely lovely and hardworking.”

In Poliakoff’s five-part BBC2 series, about a 1930s black jazz band, Goode plays a working-class music journalist, Stanley Mitchell, who has been hired by a hotel to find a new music act. “It has been a non-stop siege of having to learn lines – a barrage against the senses. Stephen Poliakoff is a task master. The way the sentences are constructed is very period and you can’t drop a word. It has taken four months to film five episodes.”

Goode grew up in the village of Clyst St Mary, near Exeter. His childhood involved performing as a singing rodent in The Wind in the Willows at the private Exeter School. “I haven’t been back home for about six years – isn’t that awful? Apparently, my bedroom is like a shrine because my mother hasn’t moved a thing. But I’m going back to pick up some toys for my daughter, Matilda, who is three years old.”

Stoker is the English-language debut of South Korean director Chan-wook Park (the Vengeance trilogy) and was written by Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller, initially under the pseudonym Ted Foulke. Director Park, whose biggest fan is Quentin Tarantino and is known for his brutal subject matter, completed filming Stoker in Nashville, Tennessee, seven months ago. “Partly it was filmed there because that’s where Nicole lives,” says Goode. “I would jump at the chance of working with Chan-wook again. The directing was done through translators. At the beginning you think, ‘Who should I be looking at? The director or the translator?’ The level to attention to detail was incredible.”

Goode played Scarlett Johansson’s posh boyfriend in Woody Allen’s Matchpoint in 2005, as well as an Irish hunk opposite Amy Adams in the romcom Leap Year in 2010. In 2009, he played the part of Adrain Veidt/ Ozymandias in the superhero film Watchmen and starred in Australian drama Burning Man last year, as an emotionally haunted English chef living in Bondi Beach.

He also had a supporting role in Birdsong, the two-part BBC adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s novel, playing Captain Gray.

These days, Goode is more philosophical about movies. “You never really know if a film is going to be a flop or not.”

Matthew Goode is the Jameson Cult Film Club Ambassador.

‘Dancing on the Edge’ and ‘Stoker’ are both out later this year

Posted by fay on April 25th, 2012 under Articles with 0 Comments
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